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Added 21 June, 2020

Many people, especially younger people, are educating themselves about the companies and brands they give their money to. Tech helping them include browser extensions like Progressive Shopper. Once the free Google Chrome extension is installed, shoppers can quickly see if the brand they are purchasing from aligns with their values by color code...

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Added 18 June, 2020

After extensive research, the team implemented key structural changes, including the world’s first new-construction installation of Canada-based MAD Elevator Inc.’s Toe-To-Go (T2G) elevator system, which utilizes foot-activated call buttons for a hands-free elevator experience. The building will also be among the first multi-story office...

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Added 25 May, 2020

A team of researchers from the Higher School of Economics University and Open University in Moscow, Russia claim they have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence can make accurate personality judgments based on selfies alone — more accurately than some humans.
The researchers suggest the technology could be used to help match people...

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Added 23 May, 2020

Doctors in the U.K. have started using augmented reality headsets to communicate with their peers, drastically cutting down how many medical workers need to come into contact with COVID-19 patients. The Microsoft goggles let the wearer communicate with colleagues or request information like x-ray results from technicians waiting safely in a...

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Added 20 May, 2020

Whether it’s accessing your money online or using mobile banking tools, finance experts saw a trend for online banking even before the COVID-19 outbreak. That trend is gaining steam. With some bank branches closed or operating hours reduced, more people are checking their accounts electronically. That won't go away when coronavirus subsides....

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Added 3 May, 2020

Several months ago, at least 4 startups created software platforms for restaurants to purchase food from their suppliers. Then COVID-19 forced the closure of restaurants and these startups -- Choco, Cheetah, Pepper and DineMarket -- all pivoted to allow consumers to buy directly from the companies that used to supply restaurants. The questions...

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Added 25 April, 2020

Robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics has found a new job for its robot dog Spot Mini amidst the coronavirus outbreak: Modified Spot robots, outfitted with iPads, are now letting doctors walk into the rooms of coronavirus patients without risking infection. “Based on these conversations, as well as the global shortage of critical personal...

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Added 25 April, 2020

Central banks have had a busy pandemic. Along with injecting vast amounts of money into the financial system, they have cleaned vast amounts of it—literally. From America to South Korea, central banks have quarantined and disinfected potentially contaminated banknotes. This hassle should make them all the more interested in a digital-currency...

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Added 23 April, 2020

In collaboration with drone manufacturer Draganfly, the police department in Westport, Connecticut is testing “pandemic drones” designed to monitor whether people are adhering to social distancing rules. According to a press release, the drones’ advertised capabilities are extensive. They feature “a specialized sensor and computer vision...

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Added 23 April, 2020

The complexity of automated bin picking is well-known throughout the warehouse industry, requiring huge efforts in both integration and programming. Today, most bin picking products are solely focused on the vision aspect of bin picking and often require hundreds of lines of additional programming to bridge the gap from “pick” to “place” –...